Healthcare higher education is sited between healthcare professional regulation and higher education regulation.

The Council’s regulation portfolio focuses on:

  • Encouraging outcome-focused and risk-based regulatory reform for higher education institutions and healthcare professionals
  • Ensuring regulatory reform allows growth in funding higher education
  • Making the case for leadership to feature strongly in professional standards

The Council works closely with key partners in this area including the Nursing and Midwifery Council, the Health and Care Professions Council, the Office for Students, and the Quality Assurance Agency.

The Council’s Regulation Advisory Group provides strategic advice on the priorities and workstreams of the portfolio. The Future Nurse and Future Midwife Working Groups also provide advice on regulatory reform for these professions.   

Executive Team member: Paula Holt 

Scotland lead: Annetta Smith 

Wales lead: Nicky Genders 

Office lead: Josh Niderost